Greenville Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
6:30 PM Wednesday, July 05, 2006 – Municipal Building

Please note that this meeting may be pre-empted by the 6:00 PM Public Hearing on Hours of Operation of the Landfill and Recycling Center

Present at meeting:

1. Minutes from Previous Meetings:

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

3. Request from Moosehead Highlands Road Maintenance Property Owners Association: A letter from the president of this association is attached. And Donne Tompkins will be present to speak for the association, which wishes to acquire three lots from the Town which are located in the Highlands area.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

4. Police Chief’s Report

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

5. Jaws of Life Presentation: I have asked Fire Chief John Cobb to meet with the Selectmen to go over the status of our extrication equipment, namely the “Jaws of Life”. This set of “Jaws” are over 20 years old and the company which produced them is now out of business and due to a patent dispute, no replacement parts exist. The pump for the hydraulic system is not as reliable as it should be. The system needs to be upgraded. The Fire Department Assoication is willing to continue (and accelerate) fundraising for a new set of jaws, if the Board is agreeable. The Fire Department is also in the process of reviewing various types of extrication tools to determine what would make the best replacement for this outdated set.

I recommend the Firefighter’s Association be encouraged to fundraise for new Jaws, to request that the Fire Department review types of extrication equipment and select an appropriate replacement for our equipment, and to develop a financial plan for purchase of new equipment, utilizing a combination of fire department equipment reserve funds and proceeds from outside fundraising.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

6. Landfill Status: Despite a recent newspaper article and negative comments from a DEP official regarding the future of our landfill, we have yet to date to receive any official notice from the State of Maine Department of Environmental protection (DEP) as to the closure of our facility. We were required to produce a closure plan, which we did a year ago, indicating how the landfill will be closed after it is full (~27 years from now). I have received messages from Paula Clark at the DEP, who has agreed to meet with us to discuss the status of our landfill. I expect this meeting – which has yet to be scheduled – to occur the week of July 10. I will share additional details with the Board at the meeting.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

7. Wood Waste at the Landfill: Groundwater pollution is the most difficult problem we are dealing with at the landfill. One contributor to such pollution is wood ash which come from burning our wood debris on-site. Before this next meeting, I will explore options the Town may have for separating out clean wood waste (e.g, tree parts and brush) from the burn pile to be chipped and hauled to the Greenville Steam Plant as fuel. If we could reduce further the amount of material we are burning, we may be able to reduce our pollution of groundwater at a reasonable cost and effort.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

8. Recycling Committee: We have had a handful of citizens offer to serve on this committee: I recommend the Board appoint those who have shown interest and set a first meeting date and time for the committee, and give them a specific set of objectives (purpose) to meet.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

9. Junction Wharf Project: The Selectmen are encouraged to attend a meeting Friday, July 7 at 10:00 AM at the meeting hall with engineers from the University of Maine to discuss the Junction Wharf reconstruction project, and to go on a site visit of the facility. The University has recently completed the design of the box-beam structure planned to be used for the replacement of the rotten beams at the Wharf. The purpose of this meeting and tour will be to develop a scope of work for this fall; discuss the properties of the wood-plastic box beam; and discuss a schedule of work and budget for the project.

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

10. Additions to the Agenda (if any):

Motion:________________________________________________________________________

Motion Made By:___________________ Second to Motion: ________________________

Motion Passed / Failed by vote of :__________________________________________________

11. Warrants

12. Adjourn

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